Bill Frost has been a journalist and TV reviewer since the 4:3-aspect-ratio ’90s. His pulse-pounding prose has been featured in The Salt Lake Tribune, Pacific Northwest Inlander, Coachella Valley Independent, Salt Lake City Weekly, and many other dead-tree publications. In addition to his CableTV.com work, Bill is a senior writer and streaming TV columnist at SLUGMag.com. By night, Bill cranks a Flying V with his band at the bar.
Georgia-based telecom company Cox provides TV, internet, phone, and home security services, and it offers several excellent combinations of those four services in bundles. Internet is Cox’s strongest area of service: its higher cable tiers are fast but relatively inexpensive.Read more
Roku Ultra is the best $99 streamer on the market. Specs: #1 perk: Roku interface Price: $99 4K, HDR resolution USB and Ethernet ports Get Roku Ultra Jump to: Pros and cons | Deals and promotions | Specs | Roku Express vs. the competition | Setup | Apps | User experience | Remote | Our final take Bottom line: Roku [...]Read more
Specs: #1 perk: Inexpensive price Price: $29.99 1080p video resolution Thousands of available apps View on Amazon Jump to: Pros and cons | Deals and promotions | Specs | Roku Express vs. the competition | Setup | Apps | User experience | Remote | Our final take Bottom line: Roku Express is cheap and simple [...]Read more
One of the big selling points of livestreaming TV is that it’s less expensive than cable or satellite . . . OK, it’s the biggest selling point. We’re not cheap; we’re “dollar-conscious.” But, there’s always a new way to save a few bucks, even in the streamverse. We’ve done the research and found six sweet deals for streaming TV services that you can take advantage of right now.Read more
Hulu + Live TV Best overall $54.99–$60.99/mo. 60 channels 2 streams Try it now Sling TV Best for sports $30–$45/mo. 30–50 channels 1–4 streams Try it now Philo Cheapest $20/mo. 58 channels 3 streams Try it now Jump to: Hulu + Live TV | Sling TV | Philo | YouTube TV | AT&T TV NOW [...]Read more
TV previews for the week of Jan. 27–Feb. 2, 2020 Is everything on TV this week overshadowed by The Big Sportsball Event? No. . .but yes. Here are a few viewing recommendations to help beat the spread. Miracle Workers: Dark Ages Comedy/Fantasy | Tuesday, Jan. 28 | TBS Season 2 premiere: In the first season of [...]Read more
You’ve decided to make the leap from traditional cable or satellite TV to a livestreaming service—now what? The set-top box choice is all yours when it comes to streaming, and picking a streaming device can be as tricky as narrowing down the right television.Read more